My Story is a nice iPad app for creating multimedia story books on your iPad. There are other apps that offer the same functions as My Story, but the appeal of My Story is that kids don’t have to create accounts and multiple students can use the same installation of the app. To create a […]
I shared this idea on Free Technology for Teachers earlier today and I’m sharing it here to bring an iPad slant to it. At the beginning of the new school year it can take a while for new students to open up to each other and to you. One way to get them to share stories […]
From the producers of the Jumbled Sentences series of free iPad apps comes the I Can Write series. I Can Write is a series of free iPad apps in which students are shown a picture that they have to complete by dragging objects into place. After dragging an object into place students write a sentence […]
One of my favorite ways to help students start a story is by having them use visuals around which they create a story. Here are five iPad apps that students can use to do that. Tell About This is a fantastic iPad app (free and paid versions available) through which students can quickly create short digital […]
Creating comics can be a good way to get students interested in a creative writing lesson. Earlier this year on Free Technology for Teachers I published a list of five ways to use comics in the classroom. That list is copied below. If you’re looking for some iPad apps that your students can use to […]
Phraseology is an iPad app that doesn’t look like much more than a simple word processing app until you explore all of its handy little features. Phraseology provides a clean interface for creating documents. Once you’ve started creating a document you can take advantage of helpful editing and analysis tools built into the Phraseology app. […]
T-Charts Pros and Cons is a free iPad app designed to help you organize your thoughts about a question or dilemma. This simple app provides a clean layout in which you can write your pros and cons lists. Each thing that you write on your lists can be given a different weight. For example, if […]
Home KG is a free iPad designed to help children learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet, numbers one through nine, and ten basic shapes. Children trace the letters (both uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and shapes. Children can save their work in the app. The app has a couple of sound options […]
Drawp is a nice iPad app that I recently learned about from Jo Villis. Drawp allows children to create drawings, take pictures, and create audio recordings to send to parents, grandparents, and other family members in a safe environment. To use the app parents have to register themselves and their children. Parents approve the list […]
Things to Think About is a free iPad app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students. The prompts were created by 2nd through 5th grade students in Jackson County, Michigan. The app itself was built by two high school students in the same county. Things to Think About has writing prompts spread […]
Last week OpenEd.io released an Android app called Common Core Quest. This week they have released the same excellent app on the iOS platform. Common Core...
Book Wizard is a Scholastic service that allows you to create and organize book lists according to reading levels and students’ interests. Book Wizard...
Piano Maestro (formerly known as Piano Mania) is a neat iPad app from Joy Tunes. The new Piano Maestro app offers lessons on playing the piano. Students place...